Feb 14 is Last Session at Banter

The Denton Irish Traditional Music Session will only have one more session at Banter Bistro before moving to a new location, close by at Sweetwater Grill & Tavern. Saturday, February 14 is our last session at Banter. There will be no session on February 28. Starting March 14, we will … [Read more...]

Updated Information for Our Irish Music Session

The Denton Irish Traditional Music Session continues in 2015 on the second and fourth Saturday of the month from 3-5 p.m. See the session page for updated information, including how to get on the session mailing list. … [Read more...]

The Jesse Washmon Group

The Jesse Washmon Group returned to Banter Bistro for an evening of jazz drawing from a number of styles and composers.  Jesse Washmon heads the group on guitar with the support of Chike Okaro on bass and Andrew Nordan on drums. Just to name a few of the tunes played this evening: Four (Miles … [Read more...]

Irish Session Starts Anew at Banter

Starting in September 2013, John Murphy, B/C button accordion player, will lead a Traditional Irish Music session at Banter in Denton (219 W. Oak St.). In September and October, there will be an intermediate-level session from 3-5 p.m. on the second Saturday of the month. Starting in November, … [Read more...]

Jimin Lee and Friends

Jimin Lee and Friends play jazz at Banter Bistro. Jimin Lee is a jazz vocalist studying at the University of North Texas. She produces beautiful vocal lines altering verses with improvised scat. Tonight Jimin is joined by Horace Gray on guitar and Patrick Carr on keyboard. The trio played … [Read more...]

Le Not So Hot Klub on Election Night

Early results spell out a hot race but Banter Bistro patrons instead raced to the Not So Hot Klub du Denton to catch the best in Denton for gypsy jazz where the only swing state counted would be the swing of Django Reinhardt. The tunes featured many favorites from the Not Sos' early days as … [Read more...]

The South Goes to Mr. Joe

Mr. Joe (Pinson) & Friends strike up another night of Dixieland Jazz for the First Tuesday bash at Banter Bistro in Denton. What a stellar line of musicians, too! Featured tonight are: Joe Pinson - trombone and vocals Captain Dave Hume - trumpet George Merritt - banjo Jeffrey Barnes - … [Read more...]

Bruce Balmer Solos at Banter

Bruce Balmer puts on a special solo event that displays what he is capable of on his own. For those who always see him along with the usual suspects, this is indeed an unexpected treat. Bruce features original compositions as well as classics....all with remarkable creativity. Bruce can sound like a … [Read more...]

Mayday, Mayday, Mister Joe

It's the first day of May and the first Tuesday at Banter Bistro in Denton, Texas. We're already streaming and steaming in typical foreshadowing of Summer. Captain Dave and Mister Joe sit on the front row along with banjoist, George Merritt. They serve on the front lines of Strictly Dixie, Denton's … [Read more...]

Le Not So Hot Klub

The first Tuesday, the first of May. It's Mayday and the Not So Hot Klub du Denton is the featured band at Banter Bistro in Denton.  The group's founding leader, Andy Cooper is visiting town tonight just for the event.  Thad Bonduris leads the group of masters of the gypsy jazz style of Django … [Read more...]